How Much Was Usher Paid For The Super Bowl Halftime Show?


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Do you have any idea how much money Usher will earn from his upcoming Super Bowl performance in 2024? Well, you may be in for a shock when you find out his paycheck.

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The renowned R&B artist Usher is set to join the ranks of many iconic musicians who have graced the stage at the Super Bowl in the past. In 2024, he will take on the momentous task of entertaining the huge crowd with a unique 15-minute performance during the halftime show.

Today, he will perform during the break of the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas.

Just before his Super Bowl LVIII halftime show, the artist who sang 'My Boo' released his latest album called 'COMING HOME'. Fans were eagerly anticipating if he would perform any of his fresh tunes.

Despite having a fortune of around $180m (£141.3m) as stated by, the question remains whether Usher's upcoming week of new music releases and Super Bowl performance will cause his wealth to skyrocket even more. In fact, the answer may catch some off guard. Keep reading to find out just how much cash Usher is expected to rake in from the highly anticipated show.

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Was Usher Paid For Super Bowl 2024 Show?

Usher will not receive any payment for performing at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2024. It is the NFL's policy to not pay artists, as stated by spokesperson Joanna Hunter in a 2016 interview with Forbes. Hunter clarified that the NFL covers only the expenses and costs related to the production.

The halftime show is being hosted by Apple Music, but it's unknown if Usher received extra payment from them. So far, there haven't been any reports indicating one way or the other.

If you're curious about why a performer would put on a free concert, it's because it provides unparalleled exposure. Just last year, when the Chiefs triumphed over the Eagles at the Super Bowl, a staggering 114.2 million people were glued to their screens.

That's an enormous audience, and with Taylor Swift attending to support her boyfriend Travis Kelce, it's probable that this year's sporting event will break a new record in number of viewers.

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Usher recently dropped a brand-new album and also revealed that he will be embarking on a 24-show tour across North America. This couldn't have come at a better time for him. The tickets for the talented artist's concerts will be available for purchase by the public starting from Super Bowl Monday, and it's predicted that they will sell out fast.

Rihanna experienced a surge in her Spotify streams during Super Bowl Sunday last year, following her stunning performance with her dancers. Hence, if you intend to see Usher perform live, act fast and secure your tickets, as a similar trend may occur.

What's The Pay For Super Bowl Halftime Artists?

In the past, musical performers participating in the Super Bowl halftime show did not earn any money. The NFL would handle all expenses related to their presentation and production, but did not compensate the artists financially.

That is a considerable amount of money, but according to reports, Beyoncé's Super Bowl 2013 performance cost anywhere from $600,000 to $10 million!

The set of The Weeknd was extremely expensive, with Forbes estimating its cost to be as high as $20 million. As for Usher's set, there's no information available yet about its cost, but we can safely assume that it wasn't inexpensive.

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